3.5mm jack headset microphone appears unplugged

Note: I’m new to manjaro, and the system is a fresh install
The Issue:

When earphones are connected, the speakers get detected and provide output. The microphone however is not detected and appears as “unplugged” in system settings.

inxi -Fxxxz
  Kernel: 5.15.55-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.6 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81DE v: Lenovo ideapad 330-15IKB
    serial:  Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo ideapad 330-15IKB
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: NO DPK serial: 
    UEFI: LENOVO v: 8TCN53WW date: 05/17/2019
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 24.8 Wh (95.4%) condition: 26.0/35.3 Wh (73.6%)
    volts: 8.3 min: 7.6 model: CPT-COS L16C2PB1 type: Li-poly serial: 
    status: N/A
  Info: dual core model: Intel Core i3-7020U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    smt: enabled arch: Coffee Lake rev: A cache: L1: 128 KiB L2: 512 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 400/2300 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800
    4: 800 bogomips: 18406
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
    arch: Gen9.5 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5916 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Syntek EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-8:5
    chip-ID: 174f:241a class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x07a3 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142
    size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5") modes: 1920x1080
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.3
    direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.55-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.55 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Lenovo driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-7:4
    chip-ID: 0cf3:e500 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 10.37 GiB (1.1%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10SPZX-24Z10
    size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: 
    rev: 1A05 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / size: 915.53 GiB used: 10.37 GiB (1.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 312 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/sda1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 512 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    file: /swapfile
  System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C pch: 41.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 198 Uptime: 31m wakeups: 3322 Memory: 7.67 GiB
  used: 2.94 GiB (38.3%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical Compilers:
  gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pacman: 1236 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9
  default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.19
pulseaudio --dump-conf
### Read from configuration file: /etc/pulse/daemon.conf ###
daemonize = no
fail = yes
high-priority = yes
nice-level = -11
realtime-scheduling = yes
realtime-priority = 5
allow-module-loading = yes
allow-exit = yes
use-pid-file = yes
system-instance = no
local-server-type = user
cpu-limit = no
enable-shm = yes
flat-volumes = no
rescue-streams = yes
lock-memory = no
exit-idle-time = 20
scache-idle-time = 20
dl-search-path = /usr/lib/pulseaudio/modules
default-script-file = /etc/pulse/default.pa
load-default-script-file = yes
log-target = 
log-level = notice
resample-method = auto
avoid-resampling = no
enable-remixing = yes
remixing-use-all-sink-channels = yes
remixing-produce-lfe = no
remixing-consume-lfe = no
lfe-crossover-freq = 0
default-sample-format = s16le
default-sample-rate = 44100
alternate-sample-rate = 48000
default-sample-channels = 2
default-channel-map = front-left,front-right
default-fragments = 4
default-fragment-size-msec = 25
enable-deferred-volume = yes
deferred-volume-safety-margin-usec = 8000
deferred-volume-extra-delay-usec = 0
shm-size-bytes = 0
log-meta = no
log-time = no
log-backtrace = 0
rlimit-fsize = -1
rlimit-data = -1
rlimit-stack = -1
rlimit-core = -1
rlimit-rss = -1
rlimit-as = -1
rlimit-nproc = -1
rlimit-nofile = 256
rlimit-memlock = -1
rlimit-locks = -1
rlimit-sigpending = -1
rlimit-msgqueue = -1
rlimit-nice = 31
rlimit-rtprio = 9
rlimit-rttime = 200000

Also a picture of what it looks like in settings (please remove spaces, not allowed to post links/images)
i.imgur .com/3Pbj28f.png

please check the manual of your computer first what type of connector you need and recheck if this match with your headset. there are 3- and 4- pole types avaiable. your computer needs a 4-pole plug to support your headset but it’s possible to be only a 3-pole plug that does not support the auxilary channel that is used as mic-input.

your mainboard-connector does not support mic’s as described in your mainboard-manual.

Hey thanks for the response! I was using ubuntu prior to switching to manjaro, and my earphones worked perfectly fine there. So I am pretty sure my computer does support them hardware-wise.

Take care of that by installing manjaro-pipewire metapackage.

That Lenovo model does have the 4-pole plug aka combo. More here

But also is described there that if something is connected via HDMI or DisplayPort there will be no audio on the other ports.

Also, you might need sof-firmware installed.

Hey thanks everyone for your response! I managed to solve it by following this guide, although now I have mic static, but that is a different issue I guess

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